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Chinua Achebe


Chinua Achebe is one of the best knownAfrican writer, Igbo (Ibo). His full name is Albert Chinualumogu Achebe, and he's known for Things Fall Apart, which is one of the greatest novels of its time. Read more about this internationally renowned author.

Chinua Achebe Birth:

He was born on Nov. 15, 1930, at Ogidi in Eastern Nigeria. His full name is Albert Chinualumogu Achebe. His father was a teacher at a missionary school.

Chinua Achebe Education:

In 1944, he attended Government College in Umuahia. He also attended the University College of Ibadan--he studied English, history and theology. He received his BA in 1953.

Chinua Achebe Career:

He held a number of positions: teacher, director of External Services (Voice of Nigeria), and professor at a number of universities in Nigeria and the US. He's written extensively, and also co-founded a publishing company with his friend. He also edited

Chinua Achebe Works:

1958 - Things Fall Apart

1964 - No Longer at Ease

1964 - Arrow of God

1987 - Anthills of the Savannah

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